Articles Archive for January 2015

The Roadhouse 518
Posted in Headline, Shows on 31 January 2015

While I wait for the snow to fly around The Roadhouse Studios, it’s a perfect day to put together another weekly edition of the finest blues you’ve never heard. Matthew Robinson & The Jelly Kings, Guy BĂ©langer, The Veldman Brothers, The Holmes Brothers, and Dave Specter provide increasing momentum from start to finish that’ll leave […]

The Roadhouse 517
Posted in Headline, Shows on 24 January 2015

It’s back to the normal slate of new releases in this edition, including a new re-release or two. Wanda Johnson, Jonathon Boogie Long, Devon Allman, Blue Lunch, and the Empire Roots Band lay the foundation, along with 6 or 8 other great blues tracks that help assure we get to another hour of the finest […]

The Roadhouse 516
Posted in Headline, Shows on 17 January 2015

We’re at the corner of Maxwell and Halstead this week with an hour given over entirely to Chicago. Focused on the years from the mid-1940s to the early-1970s, we hit what may be a sweet spot for Chicago blues. Little Walter, Junior Wells, Otis Rush, Big Bill Broonzy, Big Walter Horton – legendary names that […]

The Roadhouse 515
Posted in Headline, Shows on 10 January 2015

This edition of The Roadhouse dives straight into the 2015 Blues Music Awards with nominees from across the spectrum. Johnny Winter, Bettye LaVette, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Sugaray Rayford, and Diunna Greenleaf represent just a few of the great artists nominated for this year’s recognitions. It’s another hour of the finest blues you’ve never […]

The Roadhouse 514
Posted in Headline, Shows on 3 January 2015

The 514th Roadhouse closes out the review of new releases in 2014 with Walter Trout, Trudy Lynn, Mississippi Heat, Missy Andersen, and The Duke Robillard Band. Surely, some of the names in this edition were unfamiliar to you until the year just past. It’s definitely another hour of the finest blues you might have heard […]


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